Ren­o­vate if you want to re­lo­cate

The Courier-Mail - Property - - REALESTATE - MICHELLE HELE

REN­O­VAT­ING, when it’s done cor­rectly, can of­ten be the point of dif­fer­ence that brings buy­ers in. It’s not just about do­ing a good job, but de­liv­er­ing the type of house that buy­ers in that mar­ket are look­ing for.

While many can see the po­ten­tial in an un­ren­o­vated house, when they re­alise the work in­volved in turn­ing it around, it can be enough to put them off bid­ding.

Sue El­lis and her son Peter tried to sell their un­ren­o­vated Queens­lan­der at Som­er­set Rd, Ke­dron ear­lier this year, but de­spite re­duc­ing the ask­ing price they were un­able to get a buyer for the seven-bed­room home.

They are pre­par­ing to hit the mar­ket again and take the large home to auc­tion in the com­ing weeks, but this time around it is a very dif­fer­ent look­ing house they will of­fer­ing up for sale.

The house now has five bed­rooms and two bath­rooms and has been ren­o­vated and styled by tele­vi­sion show Sell­ing Houses Aus­tralia. The crew from the Life­style Chan­nel’s pro­gram spent three days at the house last week to trans­form the Queens­lan­der ready for auc­tion on Novem­ber 30.

It is be­ing mar­keted by Tiana Walm­s­ley of Ray White Wil­ston.

It will ap­pear on Sell­ing Houses Aus­tralia next year.

Mean­while Maria Heenan re­alised many years ago that a well-ren­o­vated home could re­sult in a strong sale re­sult.

She has just sold a ful­lyren­o­vated home at Dart St, Corinda for its full list price of $710,000.

Ms Heenan buys and ren­o­vates houses. She bought the Corinda home in Fe­bru­ary this year and turned it into a four-bed­room, two bath­room home.

The house was taken to mar­ket through Brad Rob­son and Peter May of Place.

Mr Rob­son said they re­ceived mul­ti­ple of­fers for the home which suited the de­mo­graphic of buy­ers in the area.

Tra­di­tional fea­tures were main­tained in the home, which has a work­ing fire­place and pe­riod light fit­tings.

REN­O­VA­TOR’S DE­LIGHT: Sell­ing Houses Aus­tralia en­gi­neered a dra­matic change to this Queens­lan­der at Som­er­set Rd, Ke­dron be­fore ren­o­va­tion (above) and af­ter (be­low).

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